Tatjana Flade

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09/17/11  •  FEATURES

Evgeni Plushenko: Rising to the Challenge

When Evgeni Plushenko announced he was returning to the amateur ranks in 2009 with the intention of competing at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, most people believed it was just empty talk. But the 2006 Olympic champion was true to his word. After winning...


09/16/11  •  Articles

Russian Skaters Preview New Programs

The Russian Figure Skating Federation held its annual test skate for the national team in September where skaters presented their new programs to both the press and public. This year, the event played out over four days (Sept. 4-5 and 7-8) in Moscow. Not...


09/14/11  •  SHORT PROGRAM

Michal Březina on the Edge of Success

Czech skater Michal Březina has it all: technique, artistry, charm and charisma. After placing fourth at the European and World Championships and 10th at the Olympic Winter Games in 2010, Březina was on a mission last season. His goal: to prove that his...


09/03/11  •  Articles

Tamara Moskvina: A Rewarding Journey

Tamara Moskvina celebrated her 70th birthday on June 26, but that milestone was of minor importance to the accomplished Russian coach. Moskvina still dons her skates every day and takes to the ice at the Yubileyny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia...


08/17/11  •  Articles

Adult Skaters Embrace Lifelong Passion

The International Skating Union (ISU) celebrated its seventh Adult Figure Skating Competition in Oberstdorf, Germany in June. If the number of skaters who registered this year is anything to go by, interest in this competition is definitely on an upswing...


07/22/11  •  Articles

Carolina Kostner Attends Camp

The skating centre in Oberstdorf, Germany is well known and very popular with figure skaters from all over the world. This summer many national and international skaters attended the annual summer camp to prepare for the upcoming season. Approximately 140...


07/08/11  •  SHORT PROGRAM

Qing Pang and Jian Tong: All for the Love of Skating

Skating fans around the world were pleasantly surprised when China’s Qing Pang and Jian Tong announced they were not retiring from competitive skating after an unexpected silver-medal finish at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Pang and Tong proved there is...


06/12/11  •  FEATURES

Vera Bazarova & Yuri Larionov On Track for 2014

Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov, the two-time and reigning Russian national pairs bronze medalists, are coming off the most successful season of their young career. After claiming two silver medals on the Grand Prix circuit last fall, the duo qualified for...


06/09/11  •  FEATURES

Yuko Kavaguti & Alexander Smirnov Find New Motivation

The 2010 Olympic season brought both triumph and disappointment to Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov. Ranked the number-one team in Russia in 2010, they won the European Championships that year and had high ambitions heading into the Olympic Winter Games...


04/20/11  •  FEATURES

Girl Power! A Russian Uprising

Skaters from the former Soviet Union and Russia had been a dominant force in the men’s, pairs and ice dance fields for decades. Over the years, skaters in those disciplines claimed 51 Olympic medals and countless other international titles. But this has...


01/19/11  •  SHORT PROGRAM

Iliushechkina and Maisuradze Unexpected Success

When Russian singles skaters Lubov Iliushechkina and Nodari Maisuradze teamed up in May 2006 to skate pairs, coach Natalia Pavlova thought it was a hopeless adventure. “Lubov was overweight, and Nodari’s father had begged me for a month to teach his son...


01/19/11  •  SHORT PROGRAM

Ksenia Makarova Russian Star on the Rise

Ksenia Makarova came out of nowhere. She went from being an unknown junior skater in 2009 to Russian national champion and an Olympian in just one year. After claiming the silver medal at 2010 Skate Canada, Makarova blew her chance to qualify for the Grand...



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